Hollybush is supported by Leeds City Council and the Big Lottery Fund

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Hollybush Conservation Centre

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General Enquiries/Referrals

Hollybush is a busy centre and most of our staff are out during the day delivering projects and supporting volunteers. We therefore ask that general phone enquiries and referrals are made Mon-Fri from 11am-2pm where possible, and TCV will aim to have a staff member available to help you. 0113 274 2335

Please note even in this window the person on duty may be dealing with a caller to the building or another phone call. Whenever your call is not answered, please do leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you for your consideration and patience, we really do want to talk to you about volunteering at TCV Hollybush!


Sunny week and customers come back to the Cafe

Thanks to the surfacing work on the Leeds Liverpool Canal Towpath, and the fact it has finally stopped raining, we are seeing a few customers come in for lunch. The canal is a good place to get a dry(ish) walk at this time of year and we are open for lunches and cake Tuesday to Thursday. See menu here


Term 3 enrolment NOW for June/July courses.

Why not try dry stone walling, gardening, woodcarving, bushcraft, fencing or volunteering on one of our short courses? Experienced and friendly tutors aim to teach you new skills, improve health and boost confidence.

Find out all about our new course on the training page!


NEW: Hollybush Woodwork store on Etsy!

Our hardworking Woodwork team now have an Etsy store. If you need a gift for a loved one, or even want to treat yourself to something nice for the garden or house, then check out the shop!

Do you want to support adults with Learning Disabilities?

The Hollybush Project has extra places supported now, so we need more volunteers to help out. Anyone who loves working with people and who can commit to one or two days a week can get involved. The group does all sorts of activities including gardening here at Hollybush, walking the canal, looking after raised beds at Kirstall Abbey baking cakes and serving in the Hollybush Cafe, and lots of arts and crafts. If you want to find our more Contact our volunteer coordinator Jess.

Volunteering at Hollybush

Now recruiting for Key Volunteer!

We undertake a wide range of conservation activities and provide lots of opportunities for volunteers. Hollybush has a unique atmosphere. Our work standards are high but we have a relaxed and sociable approach which makes this a great place to be. Why not join us and discover it for yourself?

Contact our volunteer coordinator Jess to find out how you can get involved today.

What's in it for you?

  • Personal development
  • A stepping stone to a career in the environment sector
  • Learn practical skills
  • Gain experience in volunteer co-ordination and project management
  • Receiving formal training through our training programmes

More information about volunteering

Hollybush Conservation Centre is home to The Conservation Volunteers in Leeds.

There is always something going on at Hollybush, whether its going out with one of our practical teams (Tuesday to Friday every week) to do some hands-on conservation work, supporting our students on the gardening course or helping around the gardens at Hollybush.

Come along, join us! You don’t need green fingers to volunteer and help improve local green spaces! Get your (old) woolly jumper on and join in!


Hollyvols practical tasks

Tuesday 17th - Thursday 19th.

One project this week...

Hunger Hills in Horsforth (Tues/Thurs) carrying out some much needed footpath repairs, trimming back overgrown vegetation, widening the path and improving the surface

Middleton S leeds Stadium (Wed) continuing the footpath, fencing and access to the newly surfaced bridleway

As per usual, meet at Hollybush, ready to leave at 9.30am.

Please ignore the messsage below - it's a software glitch. We are definitely going out!!!


All you need is a packed lunch and suitable clothing! Wrap up warm, come along to Hollybush for 9am to complete a form and have a cuppa before our daily briefing... then go out with us on a minibus to one of the above projects.

See you soon!

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